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View Diary: Democrats content to wait, watch Republicans sweat over fiscal cliff (108 comments)

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  •  To save face because they are ineffectual (0+ / 0-)

    and want to appear not to be. Same with the "prgressive press" or what's left of it, the Progressives in Congress, you name it. If they wanted to stop this, they would. Why is the pressure even necessary is what you should be asking yourself.

    •  because it WILL push democrats (0+ / 0-)

      That is what the link says. The unions say democrats are listening.

      Democrats and Obama listened to gay rights activists and pressure.

      •  The links are all about how they (0+ / 0-)

        hopes things willw ork out

        Not that they will primary anyone who will cut entitlements or progressives saying as a block that they will not vote for any entitlement cuts.

        There's wiggle room there for a reason.

        This comes down to knowing how to read things from a view point of not what you want, but what is actually being said.

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